Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Nigeria: Lagos State Makes Health Insurance Compulsory

                                     

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the State Health Insurance Bill which will become law when signed by Governor Babatunde Fashola.

The law will make health insurance compulsory for everyone in the state: employed or unemployed.

Chairman, House Committee on Health Services, Suuru Avoseh, said the bill would enable residents have access to good medical care and a health insurance agency, set up by a board will determine the type of health care services to be covered by health care providers.

If you recall, a few months back, telecommunication giants, Glo and MTN unveiled mobile insurance plans that allows you access health insurance with your phone.

On Glo, dialing *616# gets you access to the plan at N1000 per month. With this new bill, Glo and MTN will be smiling to the bank even more.

Hopefully, people don't hate this health care scheme like "Obama Care."

Do you think making health insurance compulsory is a good idea?

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